Welcome to Japan

If you’re heading to Japan, prepare yourself for an incredible experience. As a traveller, you’ll never know quite what to expect when exploring this stunning nation, and you definitely won’t forget it in a hurry.

The rich history and culture of Japan promises so much to see, eat and do. The Land of the Rising Sun has something for everyone. Whether you’re wanting to enjoy futuristic cities, the quaint countryside, small fishing townships or peaceful coastal islands; this beautiful and mysterious country is sure to tick all the boxes on your travel itinerary.  


Japan's currency is Yen, so you'll need to get your travel money sorted. Check conversion rates, get foreign cash and sort out your travel cards before you fly.

You'll need a valid passport to travel to Japan. Be sure to sort out your new passport or organise a renewal well before you leave.

Japan may be a first-world country, but that doesn't mean you don't need insurance. Make sure your trip is covered with Japan travel insurance.

What to see in Japan

There’s just so much to see in Japan. From the robot restaurants of Tokyo, to the rice fields of regional Japan; here’s some tips on the absolute must-see’s of the nation.

Five ways to see Mt Fuji

Japan’s tallest mountain has provided artists with inspiration for centuries. A drawcard for any visitor to Japan, Mt Fuji can be enjoyed in a number of ways. From scaling the peak, to staying in a nearby town and viewing from afar, here are some ways to experience the majesty of Mt Fuji...

Japan's most scenic train rides

Japan’s trains are the stuff of legends. Efficient, clean, fast and easy-to-use, travelling around Japan is made easy by the network of trains that visitors can use thanks to the cost-effective Japan Rail Pass. Not just a way to get from A to B, Japanese trains are…

Explore the local sporting scene in Japan

Heading to a sporting match in Japan is a great way to get in touch with Japanese sporting culture and to rub shoulders with local sports fans. This quick guide to some of Japan’s best sporting events will help you navigate the action like a local...

What to do in Japan

Figuring out what to do in Japan can be a bit overwhelming – there’s just so much diversity! We’ve put together a collection of guides for the best activities, tourist spots and experiences that you don’t want to miss Japan.

Experience Tokyo for kids

Travelling to Tokyo with kids will be made all the more fun by visiting these child-friendly places that deliver fun times and happy memories for children of all ages...

Onsen 101

The mineral-rich waters found in a Japanese hot spring have long been known as a place to restore the body, renew the spirit and relax the mind. Onsens are full of hot spring water bursting with minerals that are thought to have numerous health benefits...

10 tips for your first time in Japan

From knowing how to dine like a local to staying connected while you’re away, these travel tips will help you navigate Japanese culture and etiquette, and ensure your trip is a winner from the get-go...

Tokyo's best fashion finds

If you’re planning on shopping while in Japan (and who wouldn’t?) tackling the retail scene can be daunting if you’re not sure where to look. From glitzy malls to vintage stores and tiny shops focused on selling fashion that has been crafted by hand, Japan has it all. Here’s how to find it...

Where to ski in Japan

Japan is a world class ski and snowboard destination. But with more than 500 resorts to choose from throughout the country, where do you start planning the perfect Japan snowboarding trip? Try these for starters...

What to eat in Japan

If there’s one thing that comes to mind when you think of Japan, it’s the food. When you’re travelling a foreign country finding places to eat can be a bit of a challenge. Here’s our top picks and tips for eating your way across Japan.

A food lover's guide to Japan

Renowned for being one of the best places in the world to eat, a culinary journey through Japan reveals hard-to-find regional delicacies, clever fusion dishes, timeworn street food favourites and deceptively simple meals created using centuries-old traditions...

Travel like a local: dining Japan style

Sushi, sashimi, ramen. It’s probably safe to assume you’ve heard of them all – perhaps eaten them too, unless the idea of raw fish makes you queasy. For a lot of people though, this is the point where their understanding of…

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